It is Wednesday my dudes. This time it’s a beautiful frog design created by Paraffle Embroidery.
Paraffle Embroidery was created by Sammy Bishop of Scotland. “… Sammy came across ‘paraffle’: an old Scots word meaning 1) ’embroidery’; and 2) ‘an ostentatious display’ – and the name stuck.” I love the name and the designs which mostly feature animals and plants.
I immediately wanted to call this design work contemporary or bohemian, but after thinking a bit it really reminds me of crewel work from both England and India. There is a general outline filled in with simple embroidery stitches of varying shapes. In her work, Sammy tends to use paisley as a grounding motif. When looking into this I came across a great article by BBC Style: Paisley: The story of a classic bohemian print. “Paisley’s journey from its origins in Persia to hippy chic and contemporary fashion, via a Scottish textiles town.”
Paraffle Embroidery sells patterns and kits from their website, but they also have an Etsy shop, linked below, if you’d rather purchase there.
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It’s Wednesday my dudes. Wednesday’s Frog is here to give frogs a better reputation. Embrace the Frog for Frog is there when you need them.